Wolsink in 1979
1947 (age 69–70)
Hengelo, Gelderland, Netherlands
Gerrit Wolsink (born 1947 in Hengelo, Gelderland) is a Dutch former professional Grand Prix motocross racer who competed in motocross Grand Prix world championships in the 1970s. He is best remembered for being a five-time winner of the 500cc United States Grand Prix of motocross.
A dentist by training, Gerrit Wolsink chose a career in motorcycle racing. He began competing on the Grand Prix motocross circuit on a Maico motorcycle as a privateer. In 1974 he was offered a spot on the Suzuki factory racing team as Roger De Coster's team-mate. He finished third in the 500cc world championship in 1975 and 1977 and second in 1976 and 1979.
^ American Motorcyclist, September 1976, Vol. 30, No. 9, ISSN 0277-9358
^ a b "Carlsbad's Last Motocross Grand Prix Is Today : Raceway Where the Sport Developed Has Produced Its Share of Memories". latimes.com. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
^ Gerrit Wolsink career profile
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